Clinical Psychologist-Integrated Primary Care

Location: Buckley AFB, CO
Date Posted: 11-05-2012
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE -   Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in Medical and Allied Health Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of clinical professionals for both premier private sector and military clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs.  At Fidelity Partners considers our employees to be our most valuable asset and offer a rewarding place to work which fosters both individual and professional growth.
We are currently accepting applications for qualified APA Accredited Clinical Psychologist- Integrated Primary Care to support one of our military clients in Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
·         Have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or (Psy.D.) degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited psychology program.
·         Shall have completed an APA accredited internship/residency in professional psychology.
·         Have and maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
·         Have a minimum of one year experience as a clinical psychologist.
·         Have experience in brief behavioral interventions.
 
TYPE OF WORK:
 
·         Clinical Psychologist may be required to function in a specialty mental health clinic or in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) location as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF).
·         Provider in the Specialty Mental Health Clinic.  The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:
·         Attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: Quality Improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, Commander's staff meetings, Mental Health Flight meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the Mental Health Flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
·         Conduct applied research and clinical investigations in clinical/behavioral health psychology.
·         Clinical/Counseling Psychology. Responsible for and applies psychological procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, evidenced-based therapies, and psychological testing/psychodiagnostic testing, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders. The following are desirable skills:
·         Individual, family and group psychotherapy, and couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations.
·         Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts, as required.
·         Maintain accurate and current notes in both the Mental Health records and inpatient medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., training to perform Command Directed Evaluations, security clearances, Military Training Instructor clearances, use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior,  pre-post deployment screening
·         PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the Mental Health flight commander or AF policy.
·         May include supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees.
 
Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The type of work may include, but not limited to the following:
 
·         Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHC training.  Demonstrates core competency skills to an expert trainer within 90 days of starting to see patients in primary care.  The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
·         Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e. per the Air Force Behavioral health Optimization Program Practice Manual).  Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e. patients seen for 15- to 30-minute appointments).
·         May provide classes and/or groups in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., drop-in stress management class, group medical visit for chronic condition).
·         Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues or specific patients.
·         Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
·         Delivers brief presentations/training to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and BHC services.
·         Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
·         Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training and not fully licensed.
·         Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients seen.
·         Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc.)
·         Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander’s staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, high interest Log case staffing, and other required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
 
Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF) in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:
 
·         Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHCF training.
·         Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence.
·         Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
·         Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
·         Provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen.
·         Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
·         Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
·         Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider, behavioral health consultant and/or psychiatry consult.
·         Performs case management functions.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc.).
 
EOE. Government clearance/background check required, reference check and drug screen are required.
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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